Our most highly cited articles … so far

Since PeerJ first opened its doors we have always recognised that our authors publish their research to gain global exposure for their findings, and to pass to others the benefits of their insight. This in turn aides reproducibility and speeds up the process of scientific discovery.

We are proud that many of the articles published in PeerJ are not only receiving wide readership, but are also being cited by other authors. After nearly 2.5 years of publishing at PeerJ we felt it was time to celebrate some of our most highly cited articles. Take a look at our Top 15 most highly cited articles since we began publishing in February 2013 (ranked by Most Cited). These articles truly span the breadth of life sciences and medicine:

  1. PhyloSift: phylogenetic analysis of genomes and metagenomes
  2. On the reproducibility of science: unique identification of research resources in the biomedical literature
  3. Data reuse and the open data citation advantage
  4. System wide analyses have underestimated protein abundances and the importance of transcription in mammals
  5. Assessing insect responses to climate change: What are we testing for? Where should we be heading?
  6. Poppr: an R package for genetic analysis of populations with clonal, partially clonal, and/or sexual reproduction
  7. Depression, anxiety and their comorbidity in the Swedish general population: point prevalence and the effect on health-related quality of life
  8. Predominant intragenic methylation is associated with gene expression characteristics in a bivalve mollusc
  9. Dealing with the unexpected: consumer responses to direct-access BRCA mutation testing
  10. ezRAD: a simplified method for genomic genotyping in non-model organisms
  11. Associations between the human intestinal microbiota, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and serum lipids indicated by integrated analysis of high-throughput profiling data
  12. Simultaneous recordings of ocular microtremor and microsaccades with a piezoelectric sensor and a video-oculography system
  13. Validation of the Emotiv EPOC® EEG gaming system for measuring research quality auditory ERPs
  14. A metagenomic insight into freshwater methane-utilizing communities and evidence for cooperation between the Methylococcaceae and the Methylophilaceae
  15. A new 12-gene diagnostic biomarker signature of melanoma revealed by integrated microarray analysis

We think citation distribution matters and as part of our efforts towards greater transparency we include individual citation data on all of our articles, and the 2 year median citation data. If you’d like to see the citation data for each individual article you can find it in the top right corner of an article as shown below:


At PeerJ it is important to us that a researcher’s work gets the visibility it deserves (be that through citations or any other relevant metric), whilst delivering this through an exceptional publishing experience from submission to publication. Thousands of authors agree with us, so why not try us out too and submit your next article to PeerJ or PeerJ Computer Science?


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